Yom Ha’azmaut: Sydney

April 30, 2015 by  

Following the sombre atmosphere surrounding Yom Hazikaron, Remembrance Day, which honoured the memories of  over 23,000 who lost their lives in the defence of Israel with thousands more losing theirs to acts of terror, Sydney smiled again as the community celebrated Yom Haatzmaut, the 67th anniversary of the birth of the State of Israel. Read more

Palestine – Sharon’s Ghost Returns To Haunt Obama

April 30, 2015 by  

Michael Oren – one of seven members of the recently formed Kulanu party elected to Israel’s new Parliament – seems destined to play a pivotal role in torpedoing President Obama’s proposals for a two-state solution aimed at resolving the 100 years old Arab-Jewish conflict…writes David Singer. Read more

Activists corrupt noble principles in defence of Lynch

April 30, 2015 by  

The defence of Jake Lynch and the students who stormed the lecture theatre at the University of Sydney during a talk by Colonel Richard Kemp, has been speciously framed as a struggle for the right of free speech and dissent. Read more

The “Occupation” under a Microscope … writes Gil Solomon

April 30, 2015 by  

Attending a Symposium at the UNSW on April 24 to examine: “Law, Rights and Resistance in Occupied Palestine” was an exercise which simply confirmed that Israel has no chance of ever receiving a fair hearing by some members of the entrenched academia of this country. Read more

Capital punishment in Indonesia…writes Rabbi Raymond Apple

April 30, 2015 by  

Indonesia should be ashamed of itself for executing two Australians as well as six others. Read more

Chabad Nepal rabbi’s children evacuated to Israel

April 30, 2015 by  

As he continues to follow closely the developments in Nepal and the progress of Israel’s aid mission there, Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin has hosted the children of  the Lubavitch Chabad emissaries based in Nepal. Read more

At work in Nepal

April 30, 2015 by  

The Joint Israelife Disaster Response team, comprising volunteers from ZAKA, United Hatzolah and F.I.R.S.T, attended to about thirty injured Nepalese yesterday in the small, far-flung villages east of Kathmandu. Read more

Lowys support the Sydney Symphony

April 29, 2015 by  

The Sydney Symphony Orchestra has announced that long-term SSO concert-goers, Frank and Shirley Lowy are the inaugural private supporters of the position of Chief Conductor and Artistic Director. Read more

Yom Hazikaron: Melbourne

April 29, 2015 by  

Over 1,000 Melbournians have commemorated the lives of Israel’s fallen soldiers and victims of terror on Yon Hazikaron. Read more

Basserabie donates $1m to JCA

April 29, 2015 by  

Sydney’s JCA has launched it’s 2015 Campaign and announced a $1 million donation from Mervyn Basserabie. Read more

Unity Day and Unity Prize

April 29, 2015 by  

On the first anniversary of the tragic abduction and murder of three Israeli teens last summer, Jewish individuals and communities around the world will participate in Unity Day next month in Jerusalem Read more

Nazi flag flown in Queensland on Anzac Day

April 29, 2015 by  

The B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission (ADC) has slammed a Burleigh Waters  resident for flying a Nazi flag in his backyard over the Anzac Day Weekend. Read more

Yom Ha’azmaut: Melbourne

April 29, 2015 by  

Thousands of local Melbournians celebrated Israel’s 67th birthday last week with two major communal events presented by the Zionist Council of Victoria in partnership with its generous communal and corporate sponsors. Read more

New Rabbi for Cremorne

April 29, 2015 by  

Rabbi Chaim Koncepolski has been appointed the new spiritual leader of Sydney’s Cremorne Synagogue. Read more

The Holocaust: The Red Cross “lost its moral compass”

April 29, 2015 by  

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the world’s foremost humanitarian organization, and the World Jewish Congress (WJC) have commemorated the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camps. Read more

Australians “quizzed” by Netanyahu

April 28, 2015 by  

Australian’s Chani Charak, 16 from Kesser Torah in Sydney and Chaya Leah (Lele) Kaltmann, 17 from Beth Rivka Ladies College in Melbourne competed in the 52nd World Bible Quiz held in Israel. Read more

ADC welcomes Pope’s comments

April 28, 2015 by  

Australia’s B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission (ADC) has welcome remarks by Pope Francis in which he decried the “troubling” anti-Semitic movements and violence in Europe  and called on Christians to deplore all forms of anti-Semitism and to stand united with the Jewish people. Read more

Tribute to Jewish servicemen and women

April 28, 2015 by  

1000 people will join Prime Minister Tony Abbott at Sydney’s Great Synagogue on Sunday to pay tribute to the Jewish men and women who have served in Australia’s armed forces and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.  Read more

Dear Bob….

April 28, 2015 by  

Steve Lieblich, the director of Public Affairs for the Jewish community Council of WA, writes a letter to former Foreign Minister Bob Carr.. Read more

Yom Ha’azmaut: Melbourne

April 28, 2015 by  

Melbourne’s Caulfield Hebrew Congregation hosted over 420 guests at the Palladium Room at Crown to celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut – Israel’s 67th birthday. Read more

Claims Conference leaders continue obfuscating the truth…writes Isi Leibler

April 28, 2015 by  

Once again, as we commemorated the victims of the Holocaust, what was highlighted was the grinding poverty of elderly survivors unable to live out their few remaining years with a semblance of dignity. Read more

Vibrant Balaclava

The Shtick’s Henry Greener was out and about at the recent Vibrant Balaclava Festival in Melbourne. Read more

Interview: Margarita Yerusalimsky

The Shtick’s Henry Greener interviews poet and personal injury lawyer Margarita Yerusalimsky…a video interview. Read more

Israeli and Jewish groups on frontline of Nepal earthquake relief efforts

April 28, 2015 by  

After a devastating earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale hit the impoverished mountainous country of Nepal over the weekend, killing at least 3,800 people, Israeli and Jewish humanitarian and governmental organisations have assumed their traditional role on the frontline of relief efforts for a natural disaster. Read more

Sir John Monash statue unveiled

April 27, 2015 by  

Founded in 1958, Melbourne’s Monash University has unveiled a life-sized statue of the man after whom it was named…Sir John Monash. Read more

Australian youth attends ANZAC Day in Jerusalem

April 27, 2015 by  

Australian participants in Zionist Federation of Australia programs in Israel attended the ANZAC Day commemoration at Mount Scopus in Jerusalem.

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A Russian Shabbat

April 27, 2015 by  

Over 75 people have participated in the very first communal Shabbat Dinner for Russian-speaking Jews in Melbourne called Subbotnik*. Read more

Sir John Monash Centre to be built in France

April 27, 2015 by  

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot has unveiled the design of the Sir John Monash Centre at the Australian National Memorial in France. Read more

ANZAC Day in Jerusalem

April 25, 2015 by  

On Friday 24 April a large crowd of ex. pats. Australians and New Zealanders joined by visitors on UIA & JNF missions and diplomats, gathered at the Commonwealth War Cemetery on Mt. Scopus in Jerusalem, to honor the sacrifice and memory of ANZACS who gave their lives for their countries. Read more

Israel’s consul to NZ to lay a wreath on ANZAC Day

April 24, 2015 by  

An ANZAC Civil Service will be held at the Auckland Domain on ANZAC Day. The service includes the laying of wreaths by diplomatic representatives. Read more

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